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The burden of silence : Sabbatai Sevi and the evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish dönmes

Author: Cengiz Şişman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
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This is the first comprehensive social and religious history of the Sabbatean movement from its birth in the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century to the Republic of Turkey in the first half of the twentieth century. Initiated by a Jewish 'messiah', Sabbatai Sevi (1626-1676), the movement became an influential historical event, in terms of its rapid dissemination and widespread impact, combining Jewish, Islamic,  Read more...
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Sisman, Cengiz.
Burden of Silence : Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2015
Named Person: Shabbethai Tzevi; Shabbethai Tzevi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cengiz Şişman
ISBN: 9780190244064 0190244062
OCLC Number: 911616905
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapt I: Remapping a Messianic movement in the early modern world --
The Messiah of an Ottoman City --
The early modern Ottoman crisis, Ottoman Jewry and the Sabbatean movement --
Ottoman Sultans, European monarchs and Sabbatai Sevi --
Grand viziers, the Ottoman puritans and Sabbatai Sevi --
Natural calamities and the Sabbatean movement --
Sabbatai Sevi and Nathan of Gaza: the beginnings of a Messianic movement --
Chapt II: The rise and fall of the Sabbatean movement in the Eurasian world --
Sultan's Gaze: Ottoman perception of the Sabbatean movement --
Izmir: the Messiah appeared --
Istanbul: the Messiah imprisoned --
Dardanelle: the Messiah exiled --
London: dissemination and magnitude of the movement in the Eurasian world --
Edirne: the Messiah convicted --
Spain and Portuguese: the Marrano impact on the movement --
Sultan's palace: become a Muslim or prepare to die! --
Chapt III: From a global movement to an Ottoman sect: the birth of a Crypto-Messianic community --
A new Muslim in the Ottoman world --
Living and schooling at the Pharaoh's palace --
Self-perception of the Messiah and the mystery of the Godhead --
The early Messianic community --
The exiled Messiah --
The dead Messiah? --
Chapt IV: Authority, authenticity, and leadership: failed prophecy and the emergence of post-Messianic sects in the Ottoman empire and Eastern Europe --
The birth of a post-Messianic community: Yakubis --
Jewish Sabbateans among the Dönmes --
Nathan of Gaza and the Lurianic Kabbala --
Miguel Cardozo and the theology of "second coming" --
The rekindling of Messianic expectations --
A growing community: individual conversions vs. mass conversions --
A new authority: Karakas --
A new authenticity: Kapancis --
Chapt V: Politics of Crypto and hybrid identities among the Jews, Christians and Muslims --
Naming hybrid Jewish and Ottoman Communit(ies) --
European connections: the Karakas and the Polish Crypto-Jewish Frankists --
Dönmes among the Jews, Christians and Muslims --
Christian missionaries discover the Dönmes --
Ottoman officials discover the Dönmes --
Chapt VI: Religious beliefs and practices in parallel space and time --
The eighteen commandments as a Kabbalistic constitution --
The Credo and abolition of ceremonial law --
Language and liturgy --
Religious calendar and festivals --
Crypto-self government and its institutions --
Birth, circumcision, genealogy and marriage --
Homes and neighborhoods --
Charity and the community chest --
Administrative committees and communal houses --
Worship houses and temples --
Courts --
Death, burial and cemeteries --
Chapt VII: The experience of modernity: the emergence of Orthodox, Reformist and liberal Dönmes --
Modern schools and the rise of a new generation --
Salonica and internationalization of the Dönmes --
Alternative brotherhoods: Dönmes as Sufis and freemasons --
From Salonica to Empire: Dönmes as revolutionary young Turks --
Between tradition and modernity --
Farewell to the Salonica Golden Age --
Chapt VIII: From Empire to nation-state: resettlement in modern Turkey --
The Dönme alteneuland: Turkey Dönmes as the founding elite of the modern Turkey and Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) --
New "ideal" citizens and Crypto-identities --
Repositioning in a nation-state: Mustafa Kemal's "bomb of enlightenment" and the Karakaş Rüştü Affair --
Silencing the Dönmes: beginning of an End? --
Conclusion: Passion for the waiting.
Other Titles: Sabbatai Sevi and the evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish dönmes
Responsibility: Cengiz Sisman.

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The Burden of Silence is the first comprehensive history of an early modern Ottoman-Jewish messianic movement, Sabbateanism.  Read more...

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